How we got here: Dakak resort picked us up from where we were staying in Dapitan. They will pick up from local airport/seaport.

Dakak is quite well known though it seems only people in nearby visayas and mindanao flock to it. The cove is beautiful with it’s white sand and picturesque sceneries. The resort itself is showing signs of age and some areas look a bit neglected. But there is quite an expanse of area to explore.

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How we got here: Via bus from Dipolog. Buses that ply these route are the small, non-aircon, rickety-looking ones. Not much space for your luggage though, so travel when it’s not very busy (late morning to early afternoons). 1.5 hour. no schedule. take tricycle from bus stop to hotel.

The prettiest town i’ve ever been to in the country. Preserved old houses, lovely walks by the beach (black sands), but you can walk around the town in half a day. The town prides itself in Rizal and his life here when he was in exile. The Rizal shrine is located a bit far off in the town outskirts but is worth seeing. Apparently, the place is being maintained by Rizalistas (those who worship Rizal as a God).
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